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Chinese Embassy and Lesotho Government Held The Handover Ceremony of the New State House Project

On 14February 2018, H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China to Lesotho, attended the handoverceremony of the New State House Project.The Right Honourable Prime Minister, DrMotsoahae Thomas Thabane, the First Lady MaisaeThabane, the Honorable President of the Senate, the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable Ministers of H.M.'s Cabinet,Commanderof Lesotho Defense Forces, Principal Secretaries, directors of different departments,representatives of theconstructor, journalist, foreign diplomats in Lesothoabout 150 people also attended the ceremony.


At the ceremony,Ambassador Sun and Hon. HalebonoeSets'abi, Acting Ministerof Foreign Affairs and International Relations, signed the handover certificate of the New State House, and Ambassador Sun also handed over a Symbolic Golden Key to the Lesotho Government.


In his remarks, Ambassador Sun indicated that the New State House Project is an embodiment of China-Lesotho cooperation in every sense, and China-Lesotho friendship has become a fine example of the relations between countries. Ambassador Sun emphasized that at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China last year, H.E President Xi Jinping made a clarion call of constructing a community with shared future for mankind and pointed out that "China will increase its assistance to other developing countries; especially the least developed countries, and do its part to reduce the North-South development gap". The China-Lesotho friendship and cooperation will further benefit from China's effort in the new era.


The Rt. Hon. Dr. Thabane indicated in his remarks that the New State House is a very precious gift from the Government and People of the People's Republic of China to the Government and Kingdom of Lesotho, and extended gratitude to China for the generous assistance. He highly commended the close cooperation between the two countries in promoting the economic and social development of Lesotho and emphasized thatChina is one of the major development partners of Lesotho. The Government and People of the Kingdom of Lesothowill unswervingly support the "One-China policy", and remain optimistic that one day the Chinese people will realize complete reunification of their territories.


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